It’s All About The Angles
Cornering is all about angles. Remember, the main thing you’re trying to avoid here is coming down straight on top of the bowl and burning up the entire top layer of green.
Instead, go at it from an angle. You can do this in two main ways.
The first is with the flame. Hold the flame at an angle—almost so it’s sideways. That way, when you touch it down to the bowl it hits the side instead of the top. Coming at it from an oblique angle like this ensures that only one portion of the herb catches fire.
Along with holding the flame at an angle, you can also hold the bowl itself at an angle. To do this, simply tilt the bowl away from the flame. When you’re ready to spark up, gently rotate the bowl until the side of it touches the flame.
The Power Of Your Breath
Once you’ve got the angles down, the next step is to be sure you’re inhaling correctly. At the same time that you’re bringing the flame and herb into contact at a sharp angle, use a gentle yet steady inhale to help produce a precise burning effect.
When that little corner of green catches fire, your inhale helps pull the flame down into the bowl and keeps it from spreading out all over the place.
A perfectly timed inhale, combined with a perfectly angled flame, will produce a nice cornering effect. And that means that whoever smokes after you gets plenty of green space to choose from.